Richard Dreyfuss in 1977 has a close encounter with an alien intelligence and now forty years later Steven Spielberg’s Close Encounters of the Third Kind is returning to theaters.
In honor of the movie’s 40th anniversary, Sony Pictures has remastered the film in 4K and beginning September 1st will return to theaters for one week only.
Staring Richard Dreyfuss as Roy Neary an electrical lineman in Indiana who encounters UFO’s and forms an obsession. Dreyfuss was not Spielberg’s first choice; it was Steve McQueen who felt he was not the right one for the role. Dustin Hoffman, Al Pacino and Gene Hackman were all offered and turned down the role including Jack Nicholson who turned it down because of scheduling conflicts.
Released in November of 1977, it was made for $20 million dollars and earned $303 million worldwide. Nominated for eight Oscars and winning best cinematography and a special achievement award for sound effects editing.
If you miss it in theaters don’t get to upset as you will be able to pick up the remastered film on either Blu-ray or 4K Ultra HD on September 19th.